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I have disassembled 1975 horizontal shaft Briggs (Gilson snow blower) and found that points and condenser have wires cut. Old man that sold me the motor ensure that last year he checked and the motor fired. I took it as granted, didn't check. So now the situation...

I tried to identify if the coil was changed previously so no need in condenser but heck don't know the difference - I've posted some pictures, what is the difference between old style coil and new, if any?

As well I guess condenser won't bother if it work. But there are no wires. Many posts explain how to clean and how to adjust points, but nobody show the wires. I understand there are 2 wires: one is ground, another is not. but where to attach to points/condenser and where to coil.

And one more thing, while it's open, how to check condenser using multimeter? Assembled motor use cylinder head screws to hold the casing... I don't want to tight/untight cylinder head checking if all work properly. Very uncomfortable.
 

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The question is about electrical, as I've asked.
Cylinder head off becaus rings were replaced.
I've read that coil can be replaced to avoid use of condenser. So here I have both. How much poweir condenser can add to spark - I don't know; and if it will work together with coil (if coil is new and condenser works) when motor is assembled and casing is on - I will never know. I mean it simply can do nothing, or it can add power.
So, once again, 1) coil slyle in the picture new/old, 2) how to test coiondenser using multimeter, 3) how to wire points and condenser with coil.
These are my confusing questions. Confusing? For me yes, cause i dont' know about coil, about condenser with points. Much appreciate competence.
 

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That sounds. There is only one black wire from the coil which is ground. As well I do believe old man that sold me this motor, he said it fired... however I didn't see the spark when swinged the flywheel.

Here I made two more pictures of this coil - I tried to make them from the flywheel side so "yellow electronic pick up unit" will be visible. There is kind of quick connector (especially visible on the 2nd picture), isn't it for the coil. I mean, CAN POSSIBLY NEW ELCTRONIC COIL WORK IN PAIR WITH MAGNETO? I don't understansd much in electrical issues, just kind of not right to have possibly working condenser and not to use it.

If they don't work together, does really electronic coil have actual advantage over magneto?
 

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yes, that what i thought is a quick connector actually is spring-holder. I recognized it from the briggs web site from the Chagrin's link. as well this opening (hole) for the points to touch, i found it will leak oil. new kit does provide kind of plug - i dont' have it, but i guess i will plug it with some kind of plastic with silicone. as well i think it will be a good idea to fill up entire space with silicone or something like that... like to burn plastic bags and to fill it up completly.

you guys provide a great info. thank you very much. i am very clear on that now! thanks again. i will post the final result. it will not be the greatest look liek previous trasctor for sale but it should work awesome. coming winter promise to bring lots of snow.
 
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